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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 12

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 4, No.,12                                                                  

March 22, 2017

State News


Men’s Retreat

April 22  Registration 9:30 AM Start Time 10:00AM Chain Saw Certification, Basic Shingling, Obstacle Course, First Aid, Preaching, Equipment Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Prizes awarded for competitions.  And Much More! Registration is $15.00 lunch is included! Event will be held in Turbeville, just off HWY 378 beside the former Children’s Home


Church Treasurers


The 2017 Mileage rate has changed to $.535 per mile


Ladies News


Combined Women’s Retreat will be held September 15,16th at Evergreen FWB Church (Conway). Secure your room before July 31, 2 queen $119.95 Sleep Inn, Conway. 843-995-2785

If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active For Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE

Youth News


Youth Rally Saturday May 6, Starting at 1 PM, Hosted by the Eastern Conference For more information CLICK HERE


Summer Camps 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!


…PLEASE plan your VBS around these dates…..

Our Summer Camps have been scheduled and we are Excited for a great year coming up.

The Theme for both camps will be “Glow in the Dark!”  Theme verse is 1 Peter 2:9

The camps will be at Camp Pee Dee in Marion, S.C.


Teen Camp will be in June this year …June 12th-15th  Monday-Thursday morning cost $175

…The Preacher for Teen Week will be Rev. Cory Boyd


Junior Camp will be in July…… July 24th-28th   Monday- Friday morning  cost $135

… The Preacher for Junior week will be Rev. Kevin Bass

The State CTS Competition

CTS State Competition Convention at Peace FWB Church in Florence on April 28-29. Please send your completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162, by March 25, 2017.



Dustin Hancock – Araras, Brazil

Gracelyn Coker – Chicago

Maggie Coker – Nashville

Kelsey Hill – Nashville

Hunter Langston – Nashville

Bayley Floyd – Virgin Islands

Michael Pennell – Virgin Islands



Hannah Reid – Ecuador

Kaylin Ridgeway – Illinois


Truth and Peace

Jonathan Carlson – Liberty FWB Church

Maysey Floyd – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Nathan Ledford – First Freewill Baptist

William Sargent – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Denise Wiggins – Peace Free Will Baptist Church

Alejandro Johnson – Spain/West Side 




Andy Moore (Brazil)  As we continue to push forward in this new year, we are thanking the Lord for opportunities to serve Him here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

We have restarted our weekly outreach ministry by giving free English classes on Saturdays and we are preparing for a baptismal service this month.  Also, our church is now involved monthly in ministering to a group of twenty orphans.  Please pray that we can show the love of Christ to these emotionally and spiritually needy children.- The Moores



Bobby Poole (Brazil) The First FWB Church, Ribeirão Preto is having it´s 44th “Family Retreat”, which takes place during Carnaval (dias 24-28). Geneva and I started the Retreat 44 years ago to help get our youth, and the whole family, out of the terrible time (morally speaking) of the Carnaval days. Thousands of lives have been touched. They have some 150 registered for this Retreat. It will be at Camp Evangelandia in Jaboticabal.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Conference was just completed, and was great success! Rev. Stanley Rajkumar, and His Father David Rajkumar were the key note speakers.

David Aycock  (Brazil) The Lord has really blessed! Thank you for your prayers! With gifts from our partners we have been able to keep the construction of our Christian school going through April. We are building by faith! We are counting on God’s people to help us get the project completed. Would you consider helping us? Pray for Amilton’s salvation. He works for the Brazilian Post Office. We have completed our second evangelistic Bible Study and he is really interested. Our Discipleship classes for our new converts will conclude this month. We plan to baptize five. Thank you, David and Annette


Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –  Recently I got acquainted with a young man name Alan. Alan is a Christian from India who is studying at the medical university here in town. He reached out to me because he was looking for an English speaking service (there currently are no English services, just translated ones). I am hoping that with his help I will soon be able to start a Bible study for the English-speaking university students in the city who come from all over Europe as well as countries in Africa and Asia.  Please pray for this endeavor.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are stateside and raising support to go to Ecuador to work in the Christian school, Jungle Kids for Christ. To schedule services contact Matt at mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) This past Saturday our church met at our house for a cookout. We invited the students from our university class. Praise the Lord half of our class showed up! None of these students are Christians and most know absolutely nothing about the Gospel. They asked many questions and we had several good discussions. Pray for the seeds that were planted Saturday. Please also pray for our family as we are continuing to battle illnesses. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). Are moving into much labored for home this week, continue to remember them in Prayer.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) March 13-20 Hosting a French student in our home March 26 Session with Alpedrete Church to discuss vision for the future, April 30 Youth Sunday in Alpedrete

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer


*Sister Lossie Evans Wife of Rev. Johnny Evans is believing that the Lord has healed her.



* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments and is seeing some improvements. Please remember them in prayer.

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) is at home now but still has a long road of recovery ahead. Please remember he and his wife in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Paul is doing better at this time.  He is healing very nicely from his last fall out of the wheel chair. He is receiving therapy at this time hopefully they will get him back to at least standing and maybe getting up from the chair by himself.  Please keep praying for him.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) Continue to require fulltime care please pray for her and Bro. Rodney.

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to receive regular dialysis. Please remember him in prayer.


MINISTER Events  *Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday April 11, at Bazen’s Restaurant, Florence SC 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday April 18, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast –The breakfast begins at 9 am on Thursday April 20 at the Grapevine Restaurant on Hwy 9 in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, March 27, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, April 4, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday April 8th, at 9AM Oak Grove, Conway

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday April 27th at First FWB, Church, Inman 5:00PM Rev. Earl Hendrix preaching.

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 7th Friday 5:30 PM Black River Andrews

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday March 18, 2017 at 9:30AM Bethel FWB Church

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday June 10, New Vision FWB Church 9:30 AM



19-24 Old Fashioned Revival Turning Point FWB Church (Beaver Creek) Rev. Joe Author, Rev Wesley Campbell. Special Singing Nightly by the Parsons, Joyaires, and the Rogers Family. 10:30&6 Sunday and 7PM mon-Friday All Services will live streamed on Facebook from Turning Point’s Page

19-22 Revival Mt. Elon (South Carolina) FWB services with Rev. Chris Todd, Sunday AM service at 11:00, pm service at 6:00. Mon-Wed services at 7:00pm. Special singing provided by Misty Todd.


26-31 Unity Fellowship Revival First FWB Church Simpsonville (Beaver Creek)  6PM Sunday and 7:30 Mon- Fri Dr. Todd Black Preaching, Singing by The Rogers Family

26-29 Revival Oak Grove FWB Church (Central) with Evangelist Wesley Campbell. 6pm Sunday 7:30 nightly, special singing each night. Pastor Paul Hyman and congregation invite everyone to come worship.



Living Lords Supper Temple FWB 1660 N Governor Williams Hwy. Darlington, SC 29540 April 9th at 6pm (A live dramatization of the Lords Supper with the congregation partaking in the Bread and Cup) All of our sister churches, family and friends are invited to come and share with us as we act out and partake with you in the The Lords Supper experience.


10-14 Revival Lockhart FWB Church (Beaver Creek) with Rev. Chris Todd 7pm Nightly


Please email church news and upcoming events to chris@scfwb.com

Heb 3:1 ¶ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;


I do not know where you are on life’s journey, but no matter where you are we all need help along the way. One of the biggest lies of the devil is to tell people that they don’t need God, that they can make it on their own. With all of our modern technological advancements, in almost all areas of life it seems that man has been trying to make God or the concept of God obsolete. But I am here today to tell you that I need him now more than ever.


  1. Consider the Person of our God.
  2. He is holy his character is righteous completely. There is no sin in Him.
  3. He is high and Lofty. He holds an elevated position over all creation.
  4. When he stops being the Holy one in our eyes and when he loses that elevated position in our affection his Character does not change he does not Change but we do. We then become idolaters.
  5. Consider the presence of our God.
  6. His presence is the difference maker in all of our lives. He is the game changer. When ever God gets involved in something he always makes the difference.
  7. If you are living in defeat and no matter what you do you cant seem to win his presence will make the difference
  8. Consider the patience of our God.
  9. You may think that you have gone too far, or that you have been away too long. But nothing you have done has surprised God. He is sovereign He knew the route you would take when He made you.
  10. 2Pe 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
  11. Consider the persistence of our God.
  12. He never gave up. Jesus had a way out he could have called for rescue from the cross but he was obedient unto death.
  13. He won’t give up on you.
  14. I will donate Ten Dollars to missions in the name of the first person that replies to this email, and types “I read your devotion”.
  15. Consider the purpose of our God.
  16. He has a purpose for you
  17. 1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.



 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary



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